Nothing is as annoying to a writer as getting distracted and losing the train of their thoughts. For writers, ideas are pretty fickle. Hence, they must maintain their flow, focus, and concentration when writing something. However, modern-day writing devices like laptops, and PCs, tend to come with numerous distractions like browsers, notifications, apps, etc. But, with Smart Typewriter (Gen3), you can overcome all that and develop more productive writing sessions. It is a dedicated drafting device for any writer, which keeps the drafting and editing processes separate.
11.7” x 9.3” x 2.8”
Body of the device
E Ink™ screen with front light
Writing canvas – 121mm x 68mm
Status window – 113mm x 18mm
1 Million Words
Smart Typewriter (Gen3) is an ePaper with the latest generation E Ink™ panel with a front light for easy reading day or night.
It has box-brown switches.
Longer battery life.
Gen3 possesses the latest software, including a draft manager and ‘WASD’ arrow keys.
It has a durable design with an all-aluminum body and retractable handle.
Gen3 uses Wi-Fi for automatic cloud backup syncing.
It supports over 30 languages.
Smart Typewriter (Gen3) Review
The Smart Typewriter (Gen3) will enhance your writing experience like never before. Since it isn’t an LCD, its screen is easy on the eyes and suitable for day or night. In addition, it separates the drafting and editing processes. Hence, once you finish drafting, your drafts wirelessly sync to the cloud for export into any software you choose.
Furthermore, the device constantly saves data in the background to internal flash storage, which can hold more than 1,000,000 pages of drafts. The device also backup the drafts to the cloud via the built-in Wi-Fi, which you can transfer to Google Drive, Evernote, and Dropbox.
Moreover, the Smart Typewriter (Gen3) sports the latest tech, such as a document manager system, a faster new screen, and arrow keys. In addition, the full-size mechanical keyboard has Kailh Box Brown key switches and supports more than 30 keyboard languages. Plus, the key switches are stable and dust-resistant, rated for 50 million presses.
On another note, this office accessory has built-in 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi capable of cloud syncing and over-the-air firmware updates. In addition, it has a USB-C port for charging, offline data transfer, and as a Host, i.e., it can plug in an external keyboard. Also, the device contains an internal LiPo (lithium polymer) battery. Consequently, it has a running time of more than four weeks, with regular usage of 30 minutes/day.
About the brand
The Smart Typewriter (Gen3) is a Freewrite product made by Astrohaus, a company founded by Adam Leeb and Patrick Paul in 2014. Astrohaus is a small team of dedicated designers, engineers, and writers based near Detroit, Michigan. Additionally, over 50,000 writers trust this brand to improve their writing process.
As a dedicated writer, I can truly appreciate the advantages offered by the Smart Typewriter (Gen3). Apart from providing a distraction-free environment during writing, it also separates the drafting and editing processes. Plus, the Wi-Fi helps with automatic cloud backup syncing. In addition, the new and more efficient processor enhances the battery life. So you never have to worry about running out of battery amidst your writing flow. Also, the key switches are highly durable and give a great tactile feel. Lastly, it supports 30+ languages. What more can you need?